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Citing Creative Commons-licensed Works

Crediting CC-licensed work in video:

"Adding the appropriate credit information to your presentation could be as simple as a list of the works used at the end with their associated license. Eg:

This video features the following songs:

“Desaprendere (Treatment)” by fourstones, available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial license.

“Some Other Song” by fourstones, available under a Creative Commons Attribution license.

If possible, it is desirable to make the title, author, and license links the viewer can follow."


This information is courtesy of the Creative Commons Wiki. To read more, see this article "Best Practices for Marking Content with CC Licenses: Users." 


Citing copyrighted material

Puzzle pieces forming the copyright symbol

Credit all copyrighted material that you use in your presentation, including still images, video, and music. In your citations, include the creator, title of the work, date of publication, and URL for each piece of copyrighted media that you use. Consult your professor about what citation style to use: APA, Chicago/Turabian, or MLA.

To avoid cluttering up your presentation, include all your citations in a slide at the end.

If you plan on publishing your presentation to the web or sharing your presentation outside of school, it is best to obtain written permission from the copyright owners for all of the copyrighted media that you are using.

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